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  • ApaD'oh!

    November 27, 2012 | 12:55 pm

    Comedy filmmaker Judd Apatow revealed that he had once written an episode of "The Simpsons" to Conan O’Brien, who used to be a writer on the show.

    “After only five 'Simpsons' episodes aired, I sat down and tried to write one when I was in my early 20s," Apatow said. "And what it...

  • The Talmud according to Bart Simpson

    By Aaron Freedman

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    While attending a Jewish day school, Noah Gradofsky, a young fan of the long-running cartoon series, "The Simpsons," had a passing idea to turn an episode into a mock page of Talmud. Years later, in rabbinical school, Gradofsky first put the idea on paper or, more accurately, on a...
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah - From Saccharine to Satire.

    By Mark Oppenheimer

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In "The Chosen Image: Television's Portrayal of Jewish Themes and Characters" (1999), Jonathan and Judith Pearl argue that, although Hollywood movies tend to depict the bar and bat mitzvah as trivial or materialistic ("The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz," "The Wedding Singer," the...

  • Let There Be Bart

    By David Finnigan

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Do you pray? Do you watch "The Simpsons" religiously? Do you pray while watching Bart and Homer and the rest of the Springfield gang?

    Answer yes to any of these queries and you belong at Sinai Temple in Westwood for its unique, February-March Torah study program centered on the...

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